Shops & Business

Heidi Martin’s parents both worked retail. “Retail is in my blood,” she says.
So it should come as no surprise that Martin is the proud owner of Sisu, a new
boutique in Eagle Valley Marketplace.

Woodbury High School’s Scott Swansson with his collection of sweaters.

Graduation at Woodbury High School on June 1 will be a rite of passage for the class of 2014. It will also be a milestone for Scott Swansson, affectionately known as “Swanny,” who is retiring after 35 years of teaching and coaching.

Woodbury has earned a reputation for being an outstanding community to call home. In fact, national news organizations such as CNN and Money Magazine include Woodbury at the top of their annual rankings of ideal places to reside within the United States.

Give the gift of beauty, relaxation or home to all the special women on your list. Whether it’s your BFF-turned-matron-of-honor or mom-turned-BFF, we have the gifts that will make them sparkle with bliss.

For Bridesmaids

Now in its 18th year, the Gala and Auction (set for April 5) is New Life Academy’s largest fundraising event.

Inspired by TOMS Shoes and its buy one/give one initiative, local resident Amy Schwartz  set out to give a gift of a different sort— a doll. Schwartz’s then five-year-old son wanted a comfort item to sleep with. She scoured local shops in search of a doll with a religious theme.

For the 10th year running, Woodbury is supporting the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in fashionable flair. The Open Your Heart Gala features a cash bar, dinner, and silent and live auctions led by master emcee Eric Rislove.

Primrose School of Woodbury owner Tonya Holt’s son gets his hair cut at Salon Bambino. Her family lunches at Angelina’s Kitchen. She shops at A Whimsical Place and seeks home advice at Interior Impressions.

The community celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf at a fundraising event held at Guardian Angels Church.

This spring, take a cue from experts before changing up a room in your home. The folks at the Woodbury Barnes & Noble know a thing or two about book recommendations.

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